Memphis Grizzlies slapped with second lawsuit - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Kontji Anthony

Memphis Grizzlies slapped with second lawsuit

The Memphis Grizzlies have been slapped with a second lawsuit. This time it's the whistle-blower in a sexual harassment lawsuit.

A third name is now surfacing in this sexual harassment case against the Grizzlies. After several people were fired amid the scandal, one of them is fighting back in court.

And everyone involved is being tight-lipped about it.

The first sexual harassment lawsuit calls for $3 million dollars in damages from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Now, a second lawsuit.

Former Grizzlies Building Operator Riley Joe Turner was caught in the fallout of the sexual harassment case. He's considered a whistle blower.

He backed-up Breshetta Clark's claims that her boss, Howard Parker, repeatedly made unwelcome sexual advances, allowed pornography to be viewed in the Grizzlies' engineering office and made explicit sexual jokes.

This new lawsuit shows Riley was fired in June. He's claiming the Grizzlies committed libel by doing that and that they wrongfully terminated his employment because he supported Clark.

His lawsuit, now in Civil Court, calls for under $25,000 in damages.

Clark's attorney did not want to comment. Turner's attorney did not return our calls.

The Grizzlies says it does not tolerate any form of harassment. Clark and Parker could not be reached for comment.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken on the case.


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